Monday, April 11, 2011

Murray Man Kills Wife, Is Killed by Deputy

The AJC reports that a Murray County, Georgia woman was seconds away from being rescued by police when her husband shot and killed her.

According to a news release issued Monday by Murray County Sheriff Howard Ensley, Peggy Sue Green Hamby called 911 at 8:43 p.m., "stating her husband, Kenneth Green, was holding a gun on her and threatening to kill her, himself and any law enforcement officer that arrives."

A deputy arrived four minutes later to find Green with a rifle, attacking his wife outside the home.

When the deputy ordered the man to drop his weapon, Green shot and killed his wife, according to the release.

"Moving toward the deputy, Mr. Green turned the weapon towards the officer and fired a shot," Ensley said in the release. "The deputy returned fire, fatally wounding Mr. Green."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamby family.

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